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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA released a series of facts sheets about anxiety disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, depression, first episode psychosis, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). These fact sheets provide the latest scientific information about symptoms and a range of treatment options, as well as peer support groups and services.

Understanding Depression Caregiver
Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Caregiver
Understanding a First Episode of Psychosis Caregiver: Get the Facts
Understanding Bipolar Disorder Caregiver
Understanding Anxiety Disorders Caregiver: Get the Facts
Understanding Bipolar Disorder Young Adult: Get the Facts
Understanding a First Episode of Psychosis Young Adult: Get the Facts
Understanding Depression Young Adults
Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Young Adults
Understanding Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Young Adults: Get the Facts
Understanding Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Caregiver
Understanding Anxiety Disorders Young Adults


Bienvenidos a un espacio de capacitación en línea destinado a profesionales de la salud que - adoptando la integralidad del enfoque de curso de vida - busca profundizar en temas inherentes a la salud de adolescentes y jóvenes. 
Directora: Dra. Irene Melamed (Médica pediatra, especialista en Adolescentes)

Welcome to an online training space for health professionals who - adopting the integrality of the life course approach - seeks to deepen in themes inherent to the health of adolescents and young people. 
Director: Dr. Irene Melamed (Pediatrician, Adolescent Specialist)

For more information, please visit the website.


American Public Health Association presents, "Health for All Adolescents" a webinar on the latest changing policy, economic, and environmental issues shaping adolescent health as highlighted in The Lancet report (found below). 

The view the webinar, please click here


The HHS Office of Adolescent Health is pleased to announce the video "The Power of the Adolescent Brain" in its TAG Talks series, created as part of the Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow (TAG). To view the video, please click here.



The Lancet

Our Future: A Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing

Executive Summary:

The largest generation of adolescents and young people in human history (1.8 billion) demands more attention and action. Adolescents and young adults face unprecedented social, economic, and cultural change. This new Lancet Commission argues that there are both current threats, if inaction continues, but also tremendous unrealised opportunities not only for the health and wellbeing of young people themselves but also for the future of society and future generations. The most powerful actions for adolescent health and wellbeing are intersectoral, multilevel, and multicomponent and engage and empower young people themselves to be part of change and accountability mechanisms.

For more information, please go to Our Future: A Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing


Every Woman, Every Child ... and finally, Every Adolescent!

 One of the potentially most important developments that has taken place during the past few years is that adolescents have been explicitly added to the UN Secretary General's Strategy on Women's and Children's Health. It is now the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health. This means that adolescents will also be included in the related Global Financing Facility (GFF).

IAAH has drafted a statement on the paper on Adolescent Health that has been prepared as part of the process for the development of the new strategy.  

Please click here to view IAAH's statement on the Adolescent Health Priorities and Interventions working paper that contributed to the development of the updated Global Strategy for Women's, Children's, and Adolescents' Health.  


Health for the World's Adolescents: A Second Chance in the Second Decade

To view the full report, please go to:

To view a YouTube video of WHO: Health for the World's Adolescents: A Second Change in the Second Decade


Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults



The Debate: Are We Failing Adolescent Girls?



The Well-Being of Adolescents in Vulnerable Environments Study

Journal of Adolescent Health, Vol. 55, Issue 6, Supplement S1-S68


Two online free courses: Cancer care for adolescents and young adults



USAID Lanches New Policy on Youth in Development


Pepfar Blueprint: Click on the image above for a pdf version of the blueprint or go to:




The 10 Promising Practices Fact Sheets

The Sudbury & Distric Health Unit (SDHU) - August 2012


AACCI Project Awarness & Capacity Building for Prevention of Violence in Children and Youth

(AACCI Master Trainer Module for Conducting Programs in Schools for School Students Std V - XIII)


AACCI Project Awareness & Capacity Building for Prevention of Violence in Children & Youth

(AACCI Master Trainer Module for Conducting Progams in Schools for Parents)


For more information, please go to the Association of Adolescent and Child Care in India



Youth Rights Placed at the Heart of Development

International Conference on Population and Development Beyond 2014


A Manifesto for the World We Want

The Lancet, Vol. 380, Issue 9857, Page 1881



The Lancet Series on Adolescent Health

In 2007, The Lancet published its first adolescent health series, which highlighted particular areas of attention, such as sexual and reproductive health, mental health, and substance misuse. Today's 1.8 billion adolescents are more exposed to harmful alcohol consumption, sexually transmitted diseases, and other risks than in the past, and face other new challenges such as social media. The Lancet's second Series on Adolescent Health, launched to coincide with the 45th Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development, argues that it is now time to put the young person, not the specific issue, centre stage. Four papers analyse the role of adolescence as a foundation for future health, the social determinants of adolescent health, the potential of the worldwide application of prevention science, and the current availability of data on 25 suggested core indicators in all countries.  (Text from: The Lancet)


Excellence in Paediatrics


Children and Youth in Crisis


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